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The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (www.msdf.org) is dedicated to improving the lives of children living in urban poverty around the world. With offices in Austin, TX and New Delhi, India, and Cape Town, South Africa, the Dell family foundation funds programs that foster high-quality public education and childhood health, and improve the economic stability of families living in poverty. The foundation has committed more than $1 billion (as of January 1, 2014) to global children’s issues and community initiatives to date.

Latest Episodes

Data interoperability: How Boston Public Schools is breaking down barriers

When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Bryce Avery from Boston Public Schools shares more about the district’s journey towards data interoperability, and its plans to develop a future data governance.

2 min2019 JUL 24
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Data interoperability: How Boston Public Schools is breaking down barriers

Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers

When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Laura Ginsberg from Uncommon Schools share more about the charter management organization’s road to a data standard, and how interoperability will support its mission to addressing student needs on an ongoing basis.

2 min2019 MAY 29
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Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers

Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers

When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Darren Skott from Uncommon Schools share more about the charter management organization’s road to a data standard, and how interoperability will support its mission to addressing student needs on an ongoing basis.

1 min2019 MAY 29
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Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers

Data interoperability: How Metro Nashville Public Schools are breaking down barriers

When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Lance Lott from Metro Nashville Public Schools shares more about the district’s current data setup, and how using a data standard will allow its educators to get more accurate information in the right places, at the right times.

2 min2019 MAY 22
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Data interoperability: How Metro Nashville Public Schools are breaking down barriers

Data interoperability: How Spring Branch ISD is breaking down barriers

When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Christina Masick of Spring Branch ISD shares more about how their district is aiming to deliver real-time information to teachers and students to help each student “to and through” the post-secondary experience that is right for them.

2 min2019 MAR 20
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Data interoperability: How Spring Branch ISD is breaking down barriers

Data interoperability: How Achievement First is breaking down barriers

When teachers have real-time access to information about student learning, they can help students succeed. Breanna Porter of Achievement First shares more about how their district is taking steps to tackle their data interoperability challenges, so they can deliver real-time information to teachers to help each student achieve more.

2 min2019 FEB 8
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Data interoperability: How Achievement First is breaking down barriers

Formative assessment: Our journey to understanding how students know

Students need to know how they are doing and teachers need to know how to move learning forward. That is the gist of formative assessment practice. Cheryl Neihaus, Program Manager for Data Driven Education, shares a new project that aims to identify, scale and share successful approaches to improve formative assessment practice in classrooms.

2 min2018 JAN 17
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Formative assessment: Our journey to understanding how students know

529 plans for scholarship funds: Thinking outside the financial aid box

If you work in the scholarship field, you're probably familiar with the complexity of financial aid.Some common challenges aren't issues with 529 plans. Kevin Byrne, Managing Director of US Programs, explains.

3 min2018 JAN 3
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529 plans for scholarship funds: Thinking outside the financial aid box

College completion: A conversation with two Dell Scholars

Getting to college is one thing, finishing is another. In this episode, we speak with two first-generation college students about what it takes to succeed in college, and the impact of a degree on their personal lives and professional aspirations. More at https://impact.msdf.org/completion SHOW MORE

14 min2017 NOV 11
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College completion: A conversation with two Dell Scholars

University completion: A conversation with three Dell Young Leaders

For many low-income students in South Africa, completing university means breaking a cycle of poverty. In this episode, we sit down with three young graduates to hear about the impact of their degrees not only on their own lives, but on the future of their communities.

14 min2017 NOV 3
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University completion: A conversation with three Dell Young Leaders

Latest Episodes

Data interoperability: How Boston Public Schools is breaking down barriers

When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Bryce Avery from Boston Public Schools shares more about the district’s journey towards data interoperability, and its plans to develop a future data governance.

2 min2019 JUL 24
Comments
Data interoperability: How Boston Public Schools is breaking down barriers

Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers

When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Laura Ginsberg from Uncommon Schools share more about the charter management organization’s road to a data standard, and how interoperability will support its mission to addressing student needs on an ongoing basis.

2 min2019 MAY 29
Comments
Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers

Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers

When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Darren Skott from Uncommon Schools share more about the charter management organization’s road to a data standard, and how interoperability will support its mission to addressing student needs on an ongoing basis.

1 min2019 MAY 29
Comments
Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers

Data interoperability: How Metro Nashville Public Schools are breaking down barriers

When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Lance Lott from Metro Nashville Public Schools shares more about the district’s current data setup, and how using a data standard will allow its educators to get more accurate information in the right places, at the right times.

2 min2019 MAY 22
Comments
Data interoperability: How Metro Nashville Public Schools are breaking down barriers

Data interoperability: How Spring Branch ISD is breaking down barriers

When teachers, students, and parents have real-time access to information about student learning, students are more likely to succeed. Christina Masick of Spring Branch ISD shares more about how their district is aiming to deliver real-time information to teachers and students to help each student “to and through” the post-secondary experience that is right for them.

2 min2019 MAR 20
Comments
Data interoperability: How Spring Branch ISD is breaking down barriers

Data interoperability: How Achievement First is breaking down barriers

When teachers have real-time access to information about student learning, they can help students succeed. Breanna Porter of Achievement First shares more about how their district is taking steps to tackle their data interoperability challenges, so they can deliver real-time information to teachers to help each student achieve more.

2 min2019 FEB 8
Comments
Data interoperability: How Achievement First is breaking down barriers

Formative assessment: Our journey to understanding how students know

Students need to know how they are doing and teachers need to know how to move learning forward. That is the gist of formative assessment practice. Cheryl Neihaus, Program Manager for Data Driven Education, shares a new project that aims to identify, scale and share successful approaches to improve formative assessment practice in classrooms.

2 min2018 JAN 17
Comments
Formative assessment: Our journey to understanding how students know

529 plans for scholarship funds: Thinking outside the financial aid box

If you work in the scholarship field, you're probably familiar with the complexity of financial aid.Some common challenges aren't issues with 529 plans. Kevin Byrne, Managing Director of US Programs, explains.

3 min2018 JAN 3
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529 plans for scholarship funds: Thinking outside the financial aid box

College completion: A conversation with two Dell Scholars

Getting to college is one thing, finishing is another. In this episode, we speak with two first-generation college students about what it takes to succeed in college, and the impact of a degree on their personal lives and professional aspirations. More at https://impact.msdf.org/completion SHOW MORE

14 min2017 NOV 11
Comments
College completion: A conversation with two Dell Scholars

University completion: A conversation with three Dell Young Leaders

For many low-income students in South Africa, completing university means breaking a cycle of poverty. In this episode, we sit down with three young graduates to hear about the impact of their degrees not only on their own lives, but on the future of their communities.

14 min2017 NOV 3
Comments
University completion: A conversation with three Dell Young Leaders
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